F is for... Fangirl

Monday, 7 April 2014



   I think we all now know that fangirls are officially taking over the world… somewhat. Not many people know what us fangirls really are, and what we do, and in this book, Rainbow Rowell knew the perfect definition of our kind to really express who we really are, because… we are a big thing, and we should be more known throughout the world.



       Add "fan" to the top of that, and you got it, Beyonce. :)

       Is it just me… or does Simon Snow really resemble Harry Potter… okay, maybe it’s just me.



       By the way, Simon Snow is the fictional character inside this fictional book (yes, this makes sense) who everyone is fingerling about, including the female protagonist, Cath. She’s been a fan her entire life, with her twin sister Wren. They’ve read all of the books, reread them, hung out in Simon Snow forums, wrote fan fiction, and cosplayed as the characters. What more could they have done? Not much, let me tell you. So now, Cath’s sister has grown out of the fandom, but Cath still believes that she always will be with it. The two girls are going to college, but Wren doesn't want to be Cath’s roommate, and now, Cath is all on her own. Her roommate definitely has an attractive boyfriend. But, many other problems are on her mind: her dad, who’s never been alone, her weird roommate, her handsome classmate and herself. She doesn't know if she could really do this. Can she move on without Simon Snow, the fictional character, always holding her hand?
   
    After reading this, I definitely knew why everyone was obsessing over Rainbow Rowell and her latest novel. After reading Eleanor & Park, I just couldn’t wait to get my hands out on this one. Rainbow creates a world for us readers that no author has ever done before, you feel connected, like in an aura, and you can't get out until the whole chaos is over. 

     I believe that one of the reasons why I adored this book so much would have to be because of the characters. They were so real, and fictional and crazy at the same time, but it wasn't hard to fall in love with them from the start.

       I feel that the author has created something kick-ass for all of us readers and fangirls. She’s showing all of the “haters” (ahah) out there that we are also special and when we really love something, we will support it. Rainbow knew the perfect piece to our puzzle, and I’m so happy that I read this book because now I know that us fangirls are really something special, and we’re part of the new generation to live on!





P-O-W.

22 comments :

  1. I love this book so much!!! Yes, I read something about it and Simon Snow is meant to be a mirror/ spoof of Harry Potter and the Simon Snow/ Baz relationship is Jack Frost/ Pitch Black from Rise of the Guardians. I've been trying to get my school librarian to buy this for ages!

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    1. Ohhh okay! Thanks for clarifying that out for me, ahah. We don't have any good books at ALL in my school library, it's so sad to go in there and just see some dull boring books that no one has ever heard of. =_=

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  2. Thanks for a glimpse of Gatsby. I will catch hold of the book soon.

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  3. I haven't read this book ... but now I want to! :)

    Thanks so much for mentioning it.

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    1. Your welcome! When I first had my eyes on it, I really "heard it calling me." It was so spectacular! :)

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  4. Does sound like an interesting one. I've never been much of a fangirl. Though I did get to meet Tamora Pierce in person at a conference and that was pretty cool (my sister was there too and she's a fangirl for sure, particularly of hers). hehe

    A to Z commenter
    Reading at Dawn blog

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    1. Same here, it really depends on what fandom or book you're talking about. I adore the Divergent trilogy, but I don't fangirl and scream when someone mentions it or anything, and it's definitely not my ONLY favourite trilogy. There's so many Divergent fangirls everywhere, I find them all the time on Instagram! xD

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  5. Ooh, I'll have to check this book out. I'm a bit of a fangirl when it comes to gaming, lol. I'll add this to TBR list. Thanks!

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    1. Ahaha! I'm a fangirl when it comes to John Green or the Selection trilogy. Mention one of those and I'll freak. (:

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  6. Hi, popping in from the A-Z - you've a lovely blog here :)
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
    x

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  7. Great review! I loved Eleanor and Park, but I've been hesitant about Fangirl because I wasn't sure that I could relate. But now that you mention it, I'm totally a Harry Potter fangirl! Awesome!

    Thanks for enriching my reading experience by helping me make that connection :)

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    1. Same to you! Thank you!

      I'm not really a Harry Potter fan, but I know the storyline and what happened in the books/movies, so I kind of saw the resemblance between the two contents. :)

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  8. Yep this is going on my TBr list. I think my daughter will lOve it too. Neat theme, I will back. :)

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  9. I loved Eleanor and Park too--I can't remember the last time I cared about and worried for characters so deeply. Doesn't hurt that it was set in the mid-80s when I was a teen, so there was a pretty powerful nostalgia factor too.

    I'm definitely eager to try this one too!

    Happy A-Zing
    Laurel
    Laurel's Leaves
    (If you visit, you might enjoy my F post more than my heavier one for G.)

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    1. That's so cool because you can definitely relate to it because it was taken place the same time when you were a teen! :)

      Thanks for visiting and commenting! I'll visit your blog!

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  10. I want to read this one so bad! I read Attachments by Rowell and loved it. Great post!

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    1. I loved Attachments so much! It was the best adult book I've read. :)

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  11. I loved Fangirl, such a great story about young girl who is very involved in a fandom. I could relate to Cath in so many ways and was rooting for her through the whole story.

    I am loving how you are featuring a different book each day and will check out more of your A-Z posts.

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